Sunday, November 4, 2012

2012 Johnstown Historical Society Quilt Show

October 20 was our Quilt/Craft/Demonstrators Show.  It is the biggest fundraiser the Johnstown Historical Society does all year.  There were 184 quilts or quilted items entered in the show, which I believe was the most ever.  Attendees were allowed to vote on their favorite quilt and at the end of the day, the following were the Viewers' Choice winners:

1st Place is called "Staci's Lighthouses" by Patricia Lamfers.

2nd place was made by Barbara Moore and called "Pacific Rim."

3rd was "Queen of Hearts" and belongs to Jean Sinclair.  My understanding from visiting with Jean was that some loved ones made this for her, because she had collected so many Valentine handkerchiefs.  She and her family came all the way from Albuquerque, New Mexico for the quilt show, because their dear friend, Barbara McNabb, was featured quilter.

This is Barbara McNabb, a wonderful lady I got to interview and write an article about for our local newspaper, The Johnstown Breeze.  Being our featured quilter, she had 65 quilts in the show!  All of them were beautiful.  She is standing in front of several of hers.  There were four rows of her quilts.

This is a special wall hanging that Rowen especially liked.  It is appliqued with lots of little pieces of fabric to look like a photograph of the quilter's granddaughter's horses.  It was also made by Patricia Lamfers.

This shows several visitors enjoying the quilts.

Emily and I manned the baked goods sale for two hours in the morning.

Rowen was examining the many items donated mostly by businesses for the Silent Auction.

This was set up night after we had hung all of the quilts.  

Rowen and fellow Board Member, Roy Hucke looking at the quilts after we were done hanging them.

It is impossible to picture all of the quilts at once.

Several of us hanging quilts the night before the show.

Another row of beautiful quilts.

This was the raffle quilt made by a local quilting club "Sew Flakes" and donated for the benefit of the Historical Society.

This quilt is one I made this year and it will go to my grandson, Quil, as a Christmas gift.  It is very similar to his brother's below.  There are two fabrics that are different between them, and Quil's animals are paired up, rather than randomized.

This one will be Micah's Christmas gift.  I had a lot of fun making these, and they were my first quilts to have mitered borders.

This is the Facebook 2011 Block of the Month quilt that I  finished in March and gave to Emily for her 14th birthday.

This is a practice quilt I made that lives on our guest bed.
There were so many beautiful quilts in the show.  We have lots more pictures of them, but can't put them all on here.  Every year, I see the intricate and fancy work others do and I think mine are so plain.  But mine are beautiful in a simpler way and they are used and loved, not just for display, but for warmth and practicality.